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St Thomas ISCF members officially join JCF

Published:Friday | May 2, 2014 | 1:49 PM

Members of the St Thomas Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) signalled their transition into the Jamaica Constabulary Force in Morant Bay this morning ending the life of the ISCF branch in the parish.

The former blue-seam lawmen paraded in the parish capital decked in the red-seam of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF).

Head of the police division, Superintendent Merrick Watson said 48 of the 50 members of the ISCF in St Thomas are now transferred to the JCF.

He says the remaining two members are on maternity leave and will be transferred soon.

Superintendent Watson told The Gleaner Power 106 News Centre that the new members will now be integrated into operations across the parish.

Today’s transition follows yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to dismiss an application by the Special Constabulary Force Association which was seeking to challenge the merger of the ISCF and the JCF.

The association was challenging the merger on the grounds that the proposed incorporation was not sanctioned by an act of the Parliament.

However it was thrown on a matter of technicality because a claim form was submitted in the Supreme Court before an order was given for a judicial review of the decision to merge the forces.

The Government announced on March 4 that the Cabinet had approved a merger of the JCF and the ISCF to take place this year.


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